compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion
The 1972 Olympic Games will probably be best remembered for the murder of eleven Israeli Olympians.
On September 5, a day before the Games were to begin, eight Palestinian terrorists entered the Olympic Village and seized eleven members of the Israeli Olympic team. Two of the hostages were able to wound two of their captors before they were killed. The terrorists requested the release of 234 Palestinians that were being held in Israel. During a failed attempt at rescue, all of the remaining hostages and five of the terrorists were killed, and three terrorists were wounded.
The IOC decided that the Games should go on.
The following day there was a memorial service for the victims and the Olympic flags were flown at half staff. The opening of the Olympics was postponed one day. The decision of the IOC to continue the Games after such a horrific event was controversial.
THE LESSONS of SILENCE are in[DEED] PEERLESS
but what a taradiddle [IT] transpired to be.
My soulmate Linnie & I were living in Sittard NL at the time, and all of this became a solemn reminder for her having actually watched Bob Beamon break the long jump distance record four years before, live on a Black & White TV that her dad had built for her to watch the olympics, whilst living in our first home together in High Wycombe.
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